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Ian Stansel w/ Craig Finn

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9781946724342
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Published: Acre Books - September 12th, 2020

Following his acclaimed debut novel, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo, the eleven stories of Ian Stansel’s Glossary for the End of Days explore today’s cultural and political climate with a disarming blend of speculation and realism.


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Louisville Anthology w/ Erin Keane & Louisville Literary Arts

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual event, moderated by Amy Miller of Louisville Literary Arts and hosted by Erin Keane of the Louisville Anthology. 

Register for the event in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/louisville-anthology-w


What is Louisville's identity in the twenty-first century? Is it the Southernmost Midwestern city, the Midwestiest Southern town, or somewhere in between? Living on the border of two regions creates a hybrid sensibility full of contradictions that can be difficult to articulate beyond "from Louisville, not Kentucky." In this collection of evocative essays and poems by natives and transplants, The Louisville Anthology offers locals and visitors a closer look at compelling private and public spaces in an attempt to articulate what defines Louisville beyond--but also inclusive of--its most recognized cultural exports.

Erin Keane has lived in Louisville, where she currently teaches in Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing and works as editor in chief at Salon.com, for more than twenty years. The author of three collections of poems, Keane has also served as an arts reporter and critic for the Courier Journal, Louisville's daily newspaper, and WFPL, Louisville's NPR news station.

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By Erin Keane (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781948742702
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Published: Belt Publishing - September 21st, 2020

What is Louisville's identity in the twenty-first century? Is it the Southernmost Midwestern city, the Midwestiest Southern town, or somewhere in between?


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Fenton Johnson & Julie Marie Wade

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9780393608298
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 10th, 2020

A profound meditation on accepting, and celebrating, one’s solitude.


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ISBN: 9780814255674
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Published: Mad Creek Books - February 27th, 2020

You have a history, and a body. You are a history, and a body. Your body has (is) a history, too. As a girl, Julie Marie Wade was uninterested in makeup, boy-watching, and other trappings of conventional girlhood, much to her mother’s disappointment.


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Christopher Kimball

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00pm

This online event includes a special virtual cooking demonstration featuring two recipes from Kimball’s new cookbook, followed by a live question and answer session. The event will take place virtually on Zoom. To attend, purchase Milk Street: Cookish on our website or at your nearest Carmichael’s bookstore location and you will be e-mailed a link with instructions a few days before the event. Your copy will include a signed bookplate.

 

 

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ISBN: 9780316540308
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Published: Voracious - October 13th, 2020

Throw together fast, flavorful meals in no time with just a handful of ingredients with 200 highly cookable, delicious, and incredibly simple recipes from the James Beard Award-winning team at Milk Street.

In Cookish, Christopher Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles from around the world to create 200 of the simp


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Robert Fieseler w/ Sheri L. Wright

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual event with Robert Fieseler and Sheri L. Wright. Register for the event ahead of time here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/robert-fieseler-w-dr--2

 

An essential work of American civil rights history, Tinderbox mesmerizingly reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community.

Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue- collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic—families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors’ needs—revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Tinderbox restores honor to a forgotten generation of civil-rights martyrs.

 

Robert W. Fieseler is the 2019 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association "Journalist of the Year" and the acclaimed debut author of Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, winner of the 2019 Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime as well as the 2020 Louisiana Literary Award. Queer literary icon Andrew Holleran reviewed the book as "far more than just a history of gay rights," and Michael Cunningham praised it as "essential reading at any time." Fieseler graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia Journalism School and is a recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. He lives with his husband and dog (a senior Cairn Terrier named Chompers) in New Orleans.

Kentucky Poet Laureate and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Sheri L. Wright, is the author of seven books of poetry. Her award-winning visual work has been shown throughout the Ohio River Valley. Wright is the producer/director of the documentary Tracking Fire, which chronicles the Up Stairs Lounge fire/Pulse Nightclub shootings - the deadliest mass killings in LGBTQ history in the US.

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ISBN: 9781631491641
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Published: Liveright - June 5th, 2018

Winner • Edgar Award (Best Fact Crime)
Winner • Lambda Literary's Judith A.


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Charles Dodd White

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Published: Swallow Press - October 13th, 2020

A chilling, timely reminder of the moral and human costs of racial hatred.

What happens when a delusional white supremacist and his army of followers decide to create a racially pure “Little Europe” within a rural Tennessee community?


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Nancy Jensen w/ Sena Jeter Naslund (VIRTUAL)

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual in-conversation with authors Nancy Jensen and Sena Jeter Naslund! Click here to register for this event. 

About IN OUR MIDST: Drawing upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded up and interned following the attack on Pearl Harbor, In Our Midst tells the story of one family's fight to cling to the ideals of freedom and opportunity that brought them to America.

ABOUT NANCY JENSEN: Nancy Jensen’s bestselling novel The Sisters was selected by the Independent Booksellers Association as a #1 Indie Next Pick, and included by Kirkus Reviews on its list for Best Fiction of 2011.  She has been awarded an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.  Her first book, Window: Stories and Essays, was published by Fluer-de-Lis Press in 2009.  She teaches in the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University, where she also edits The Chaffin Journal.  She shares her home with five rescued cats: Jack, Butch, Sundance, Cache, and Joey.

ABOUT SENA JETER NASLUND: Sena Jeter Naslund, MA, Ph.D., U of Iowa; fiction writer, author of critically-acclaimed, national-bestselling novels Ahab’s Wife; Four Spirits; Abundance, a Novel of Marie-Antoinette, and six others. Naslund served as the first director of creative writing at UofL, where, in 1976, she and students launched The Louisville Review (TLR); she also served as founding Program Director of the Spalding MFA in Writing, 2001-2017. She continues as editor of the independent TLR and its book press, Fleur-de-Lis.

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ISBN: 9781950539161
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Published: Dzanc Books - April 28th, 2020

Drawing upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded up and interned following the attack on Pearl Harbor, In Our Midst tells the story of one family's fight to cling to the ideals of freedom and opportunity that brought them to America.

Nina and Otto Aust, along with their teenage sons, feel the foundation of their American lives c


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Nancy McCabe & Michele Morano

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual discussion with authors Nancy McCabe and Michele Morano! Click here to register for this event. 

About CAN THIS MARRIAGE BE SAVED?: In this warm, deeply-personal, and often humorous book, Nancy McCabe re-examines and gains new understanding of her early life and her ill-advised marriage. Borrowing from Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights and Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” how-to essays and before-and-after weight loss ads, a curriculum guide, Bible study notes, an obsession with Tom Swiftie jokes, and women’s magazine columns and quizzes that oversimplified women’s lives and choices, McCabe examines the many influences that led to her youthful marriage—and out of it, into finally taking control of her life.

About LIKE LOVE: In these remarkable essays, Michele Morano explores the pleasures, possibilities, strangeness, and lessons of unconsummated romance. With insight and imagination, Like Love interweaves poignant, humorous episodes from adulthood with the backstory of a young family’s turbulent breakup. When Morano was an adolescent in blue-collar Poughkeepsie, New York, her mother left her father for a woman in an era when LGBTQ parents were widely viewed as “unfit.” Through the turmoil, adolescent Morano paid attention, tucking away the stories that were shaping her and guiding her understanding of love.

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Nancy McCabe directs the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and teaches in the low residency MFA program at the Spalding University School of Creative and Professional Writing. Her work has received a Pushcart Prize and been recognized eight times on Best American Notable Lists. She is the author of four previous books of nonfiction and a novel. She lives in Bradford, PA.

Michele Morano is the author of Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain. Her essays and fiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Fourth Genre, and Ninth Letter. She lives in Chicago, where she chairs the English Department at DePaul University.

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ISBN: 9780814255988
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Published: Mad Creek Books - September 25th, 2020

Crushes. Infatuations. Attractions. Unexpected, inexplicable allure. Entanglements steeped in taboo and disruption. In Like Love, nothing is off limits.
 
In these remarkable essays, Michele Morano explores the pleasures, possibilities, strangeness, and lessons of unconsummated romance.


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ISBN: 9780826222121
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Published: University of Missouri - September 7th, 2020

In this warm, deeply-personal, and often humorous book, Nancy McCabe re-examines and gains new understanding of her early life and her ill-advised marriage.


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No Fascist USA!

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

Last of four talks about anti-fascist movements and street-level organizing, with Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Shane Burley.

Event is free, but reservations are required.

You can reserve a spot HERE

All registered attendees will receive a Zoom link on the day of the event. Tune in right at 12PM/9AM PST

City Lights LIVE presents the four talks about anti-fascist movements, past and present, and street-level organizing, hosted by Hilary Moore and James Tracy, author of No Fascist USA!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements.

This event is co-sponsored by Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, KY and Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Please consider supporting Carmichael's Bookstore by purchasing a copy of No Fascist USA! from them.

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ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

Hilary Moore is an anti-racist political educator and teaches with generative somatics. She works on the Leadership Team of Showing Up for Racial Justice, and is the co-author of No Fascist USA! The John Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements (City Lights, 2020) and Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis (PM Press, 2011). Her newest book is Burning Earth, Changing Europe: How the Racist Right Exploits the Climate Crisis—And What We Can Do About It (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung- Brussels, 2020).

James Tracy is an author, organizer, and an Instructor of Labor and Community Studies at City College of San Francisco. He is the co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times and the author of Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes From San Francisco's Housing Wars.

Shane Burley is a filmmaker and author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It. His work is featured at Jacobin, In These Times, Salon, Truthout, etc.

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ISBN: 9780872867963
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Published: City Lights Books - January 28th, 2020

The story of how a national grassroots network fought a resurgence of the KKK and other fascist groups during the Reagan years, laying the groundwork for today's anti-fascist/anti-racist movements.

"Smash fascism Read this book "--Tom Morello, songwriter and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine


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